Free Press Journal
  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Kejriwal tasks departments with halving power rates

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday tasked the finance and power departments with preparing proposals to halve power rates and provide free supply of water, up to 20,000 litres per month, to every household – his AAP’s two key poll promises.

  • Ajit Singh

    Delhi poll outcome not to have impact in UP: RLD chief

    Lucknow: The outcome of Delhi Assembly elections will not have an impact in Uttar Pradesh, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh said today. “Its effect will not be seen anywhere in Uttar Pradesh,” he said to a question at a press conference as to whether the impact of the Delhi assembly elections will be seen in Uttar Pradesh where Assembly elections are due in 2017.

  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    Cong brings MP CM into firing line in MPPEB scam

    Bhopal: Congress today attacked Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on the issue of MPPEB scam alleging the original excel sheet seized from a computer was tampered with to sheild him and his family and demanded his resignation.

  • BJP finds solace in increase in its vote share

    Kolkata: Trying to find solace in increase in its vote share in Bongaon Lok Sabha and Krishnaganj assembly seats in West Bengal, BJP leadership today said spilt in anti-TMC votes between CPI(M) and BJP acted against the saffron brigade.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    RSS mouthpiece warns against AAP’s ‘freebies agenda’

    New Delhi: Cautioning against what it described as the politics of freebies propagated by AAP in Delhi, RSS mouthpiece ‘Organiser’ has said it has the potential to scuttle the country’s growth story. The editorial in the latest edition of the mouthpiece termed the results of the Delhi Assembly polls ‘astonishing’ while at the same time describing the Arvind Kejriwal-led party’s victory as “scary”.

  • Nitish kumar

    Nitish hails Shiv Sena for speaking ‘truth’

    Patna: Hailing Shiv Sena for speaking the “truth” on BJP’s role in Bihar’s present political situation, senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar today said several other parties had echoed the same. “Shiv Sena has spoken the truth about things going on in Bihar on the patronage of BJP leadership,” Kumar told PTI in an exclusive interview.

  • Bar Assns of TN, Pondy announce 2 day court boyctt from Feb19

    Salem (TN): Federation of Bar Associations of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry today announced a two-day boycott of courts from February 19 protesting failure to take action against guilty police personnel in connection with the violent incidents in the Madras High Court campus in 2009.

  • R R Patil

    Maharashtra CM announces state funeral for RR Patil

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday announced a state funeral with full honours for former deputy chief minister R R Patil, adding that the demise of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader is a setback to the state.

  • Pak hands over 173 prisoners to India

    Lahore: Pakistan today handed over to Indian authorities at the Wagah border 172 Indian fishermen and another prisoner released from two jails in Karachi in a goodwill gesture. The fishermen who were released yesterday had been held at the Malir and Landhi District Jail in Karachi for allegedly violating Pakistan’s territorial waters in the Arabian Sea.

  • France, Egypt seek UNSC meeting on Libya

    Paris: French President Francois Hollande and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Monday called for an urgent UN Security Council meeting on Libya’s security situation and urged adequate measures to halt the ongoing Islamic State (IS) offensive.

  • Indian-American killed inside liquor shop

    Washington: An Indian-American succumbed to bullet wounds after he was gunned down in his family-owned liquor shop in the US state of New Jersey, according to a media report. Amit Patel, 28, was shot and killed inside Roseway Liquors in Irvington Sunday afternoon, Eyewitness News reported Sunday, adding that authorities were trying to identify the killer.

  • Survival in film industry tough, says Jacqueline

    Mumbai: Conviction and perseverance are two vital elements that can help a person “survive” in the film industry, especially if he or she is an “outsider”.

  • Badlapur, Varun Dhawan

    Censors knock out abusive words from ‘Badlapur’

    Mumbai: The intrinsically violent “Badlapur”, which tells the tale of a man getting even with his wife’s killer, has been cleared without any visual cuts. However, the axe has fallen on the ‘F’ word, not once but twice over.

  • India’s wholesale price inflation declines

    New Delhi: India’s wholesale price inflation decelerated by 0.39 percent in January from an increase of 5.11 percent in the corresponding period of last fiscal, with industry pointing to the latest data in calling for a Reserve Bank rate cut.

  • Ambanis, six others apply for spectrum auction

    New Delhi: Eight telecom operators, including Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm, have submitted applications to participate in the upcoming spectrum auction starting March 4. Mukesh’s brother Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications has also applied.

  • Walmart plans to open 15 stores in Andhra

    Hyderabad: Walmart India plans to open 15 cash-and-carry stores in Andhra Pradesh in next five years. This was conveyed by Walmart India president and CEO during a meeting with Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.

  • Are differences on Article 370, AFSPA delaying BJP-PDP pact?

    Jammu/Srinagar: While the PDP and BJP’s ‘informal negotiations’ for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir are progressing smoothly, the two sides are still dragging their feet on contentious issues like Article 370 and the AFSPA.

  • Aligarh university shut till Feb 25 over swine flu

    Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Monday suspended classes till Feb 25, following the death of a girl student recently and seven suspected cases of swine flu coming to light.

  • Uber rape case: Accused wants to re-examine witnesses

    New Delhi: Rape-accused Uber cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav moved an application in a court here seeking to recall some prosecution witnesses in the case for further cross examination. Yadav’s defence counsel Dharmender Mishra told Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja that the lawyer who was previously associated with him was not compete enough to defend him.